At 6ft 8in Richie was formerly with Glasgow Hawks but then moved to Stirling County before signing pro terms with Glasgow Warriors at the start of the 2008/09 season.
On signing his new two year contract, Richie said: “I’m Glasgow born-and-bred and have watched the Warriors since I was a little boy. It’s been an ambition of mine to be involved with the club for a long time so I’m delighted to have extended my contract.
“I feel Glasgow have the ability to win the Magners League and do well in the Heineken Cup in the coming years and I want to be part of the team that sees Glasgow flourish.”
Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, added: “His attitude is outstanding and the guy is going to be a real star and I’m glad he’s going to achieve that with Glasgow.
“He’s a real talent, and with the way Glasgow are going at the moment, it’s fantastic to have young, hungry players who just want to play rugby.”
Glasgow Chief Executive, Kenny Baillie said: “Richie has come up through the age-grade system in the area and it’s great to see him play for Glasgow at the highest level.
“It’s a great boost to everyone associated with the Warriors that he’s committed his future to the club at such an exciting time.”